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May 3, 2009 : NIH Research Matters

The longer moms breastfeed their babies, the less likely they are to have cardiovascular disease and related risk factors after their childbearing years, a new study suggests.

April 26, 2009 : NIH Research Matters

An extra surgery to reshape a damaged region of the heart does not further benefit heart failure patients undergoing bypass surgery, according to a large clinical trial.

April 12, 2009 : NIH Research Matters

Regular exercise is safe for heart failure patients, improves their quality of life and may slightly lower their risk of death or hospitalization, according to a new study.

April 2, 2009 : NIH Record

As many as 1 in 100 black men and women develop heart failure before the age of 50, 20 times the rate in whites in this age group, according to new findings from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

March 29, 2009 : NIH Research Matters

Two international research teams, working independently, have linked variations in 10 gene regions with potentially harmful modifications in the heart's electrical rhythm.

March 22, 2009 : NIH Research Matters

According to a new study, about 1 in 100 black men and women could develop heart failure before age 50 -- a strikingly higher rate than for white people.

March 8, 2009 : NIH Research Matters

A new study has found that vitamin D may play a role in helping the immune system ward off respiratory diseases like the common cold.

March 1, 2009 : NIH Research Matters

Heart-healthy diets that reduce calorie intake -- regardless of differing proportions of fat, protein or carbohydrate -- can help overweight and obese adults achieve and maintain weight loss, according to a new study.

January 25, 2009 : NIH Research Matters

Two nutrients, sodium and potassium, likely work together to affect blood pressure and heart disease risk, according to a new study.

December 20, 2008 : NIH MedlinePlus

Perhaps no person has done more to advance the surgical treatment of diseases of the heart and blood vessels than Dr. Michael DeBakey.

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